12 May 2019

WELCOME TO ST COLUMBA CHURCH: People have been coming to this building to worship God for over a hundred years. While our town has journeyed through many changes over those years, the constancy of the witness of the “Church on Midton Road” has remained uninterrupted. The mission of any Church is to reflect through its presence, its music, its fellowship and its beauty the transcendence of God, and we seek to do that here in all that we share. We hope that everyone who enters these doors will find an encouraging, friendly group of people. While we are far from perfect, we are regularly discovering truths that are changing us individually and enriching our lives as a church community. As we worship together, learn from the Bible, and pray for one another, we are strengthened in our commitment to Jesus Christ as well as to each other. If this is your first time here, we welcome you, and invite you to share the joy that we have found. A very special welcome to the family of Jacob who will be baptised at the 11.15 Service this morning.
AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 11: Mr. Sandy Allan, Mrs. Annette Cuthbert,
Mr. Andrew Muirhead, Mrs. Rita Mackenzie, Dr. Kirsty Muirhead, Mrs. Janice Paterson, Mr. Stuart McKinlay, Mrs. Linda Hunter, Mrs. Janette Leishman and Mr. John Ferguson

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by The Younger Family, Mrs. Elizabeth Macleod and Miss Alice Montgomerie

Sunday 19 May 2019
9.30 am Family Worship: Duty Team: 12 Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum
10.00 am St. Columba Kids
11.15am Morning Worship Sound: Mr. David Campbell

20’s IN THE PEWS: Total collected in May is £131.48. The Kirk Session has agreed that this year’s recipient will be Alzheimers (Scotland). Thank you for your continued generosity.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the May edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.80
THE ORGANIST ENTERTAINS – the next three Monday Lunch Time Concerts will be held here at St. Columba, at 12 noon and admission is £3. Tomorrow’s concert will be given by John Turner, Glasgow. John is a much respected organist and this concert comes with a high recommendation.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the next edition should be with the editor today Sunday 26th May. Articles should be emailed to the editor at: editor.columbanews@gmail.com.
FOOD BANK: There are empty shelves in the Food Bank this week – please remember a few extra items when you shop. There is a real need this week for the following foods – tinned fruit, tins of rice pudding, custard, both powder & tins, tinned meal (mince, stew, chilli etc), tinned cold meat, tinned fish, UHT milk, small packets of tea bags, small jars of coffee, 500gm packets of rice and pasta and 750ml diluting juice. Your continued support of the Foodbank is so appreciated. Thank you.
OASIS CAFÉ SUMMER TEAM are delighted to invite you, on Thursday 9th May (10.30 – 12 noon), to pop in and enjoy their homebaking and a blether. Bring a friend and relax.
CHRISTIAN AID WEEK begins today Sunday 12th May. Donations raised will be used to help fund the much needed work and support world-wide and the example being focused on this year is safe childbirth in Sierra Leone.
As is our practice you will receive a Christian Aid envelope with your pew leaflet this morning – you should return this next Sunday or hand in to the church office. Thank you in anticipation for your kind donations to this very worthwhile cause.
SENIORS’ OUTING: Rosslyn Chapel on Wednesday 12 June – forms are available in the current issue of the Columba News. Please complete and hand in to the office.
MESSY CHURCH: we look forward to welcoming everyone on Saturday 25th May from 4pm – 6pm. Lots of crafts, songs, food and the story of the Road to Emmaus. All children preschool – P7 welcome, please remember to bring a responsible adult!
AYR HOSPITAL: Mrs Muriel Morton (Stn 12) and Mrs. Isabel Bicket (Stn. 3)
THE BIGGART: Mrs. May Speirs (Macmillan) and Mrs. Rae Clark (Lindsay)

Our sincere condolences and prayers are extended to Margaret and all the family on the passing of John Ritchie. The funeral service will be held at Masonhill on Thursday 16th May at 2pm